Monthly Calendar

 September 2016 Calendar of Events at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center

Most programs require preregistration. Check with the park office to confirm.

Preschool Play 'n' Learn (ages 3-5) ​​Thursday, September 8, 10-11 a.m.
Teddy Bear Picnic ​Sunday, September 11, noon-3 p.m.
Full-Moon Hike ​Friday, September 16, 8-9 p.m.
EcoAction Volunteer Workday ​​No workday in September.




Long Key Nature Center 

entrance to Long Key Nature Center 


trail at Long Key Nature Center


Preschool Play 'n' Learn - Preschool children ages 3 to 5 explore the natural world while learning nature-based lessons. Program may include games, hands-on activities, crafts, storytelling, songs, and a nature walk or an animal encounter. There is a different theme every month. Preregistration is required by the day before the program.

Teddy Bear Picnic - Families and their favorite bears are invited to enjoy a bear-y fun afternoon. Each participant will receive a “Fun Patch’ and a Teddy Bear Lollipop. Bring your own picnic and teddy bears! Activities include crafts, face painting, story telling, bear-themed games and information, a teddy bear beauty contest, a Bear Facts Scavenger Hunt, and more. Our mascot Honey Bear will be there for pictures, so don’t forget to bring your camera! $5/child.

Full-Moon Hike - Join a naturalist to explore the nature trails by the light of the full moon. Watch the moonrise through the oaks while you listen to stories, myths, and legends about it from around the world. $5/person. Preregistration is required.

EcoAction Days - First Saturday of the month, October-May, 9 a.m.-noon. For ages 13 and up. Volunteers clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove non-native invasive plants. Students can earn community service hours for graduation and college scholarships, and others can help improve and preserve the environment. Participants should dress appropriately with long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Participants should also bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. Extra tools such as shovels, rakes, and hand pruners are welcome. Volunteers must fill out an application before participating.